Holiday type

Safari Holidays

Venture into the wild on an African safari

Venture deep into Africa on a safari holiday and you’ll discover it’s a playground for nature lovers – from the landscape blanketed in dense scrublands, sprawling deserts, and dramatic national parks, to the glittering lakes and mountain ranges waiting to be explored. However, it’s the wildlife that lures most visitors, and you’ll soon see why. Explore this incredible scenery on a safari, and you’ll meet the full A–Z of animals up-close.

These jaw-dropping tours take you right into the heart of the action, whether you’re speeding along dusty roads tracking South Africa’s Big Five, or trekking through the mist on the trail of mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

We’ve carefully crafted a whole range of safari holidays in eight countries, so you can plan the perfect trip. They high-profile national parks like Tanzania’s Serengeti – famous for its annual migration of wildebeest and zebra – and epic game reserves like Kenya’s Masai Mara. Plus, you can include a beach stay for an altogether more serene experience, and spend the rest of your safari holiday unwinding on powder-soft sand.

More great itineraries

Botswana in style

 

As its name suggests, this short fly-in safari is a great way to see Botswana's key highlights in style.

Wildlife holidays

Botswana in style

Elephant Bedroom Camp Fly-In Safari

 

Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the renowned Samburu Game Reserve, surrounded by palms and other...

Luxury holidays

Elephant Bedroom Camp Fly-In Safari

Exclusive Fly-In Safari - Little Governors' Camp

 

Why not add a touch of luxury to your safari and fly to your chosen national park or game reserve? With just 17...

Safari holidays

Exclusive Fly-In Safari - Little Governors' Camp
Masai Mara

Keekorok Lodge Fly-In Safari

 

Built from local materials including sandstone and cedar wood, Keekorok Lodge was the first lodge to be built in the...

Safari holidays

Keekorok Lodge Fly-In Safari

Selous Fly-In Safari

 

The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest reserves in the world boasting over 54,000 square kilometres and three...

Escorted tours

Selous Fly-In Safari

Highlights of Namibia

 

An ideal introduction to this breathtaking country, our Highlights of Namibia tour takes you on a journey from the...

Escorted tours

Highlights of Namibia

Mount Kenya and Masai Mara Adventure

 

A shorter safari that combines the big game of the Masai Mara and flamingos of Lake Nakuru with the lesser known...

Safari holidays

Mount Kenya and Masai Mara Adventure

African Elephant

The world’s largest land mammal, African elephants once covered the savannahs and bush, but now there are fewer than 70,000 left.

Black Rhinoceros

Famous for those deadly horns, the black rhinoceros is the rarest of the Big Five animals you will see on your safari holiday.

Cape Buffalo

Considered the most dangerous Big Five animal thanks to its nervous nature, these undomesticated bovines spread out in massive herds among the savannah.

Lion

The king of Africa’s Big Five, lions are among the most feared and revered animals.

Leopard

Quicker than a cat, leopards are able to run at speeds of up to 35 mph. These sleek and cunning animals are best seen at night.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a chance to track the Big Five on a safari, head to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana or Namibia. You can see all five animals – the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and black rhinoceros – in each of these destinations, although they may be spread across several parks.

A family safari is an unforgettable adventure and we’d highly recommend it. That said, certain game lodges have age restrictions for children, and some safaris set a minimum age for safety reasons. Talk to our Destination Specialists to find the family safari for you.

Yes – it’s easy to combine a safari with a beach holiday on a multi centre holiday. In Kenya, you can round off your safari with a short flight to the coast. Or, hop over to the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar or Mozambique, or an Indian Ocean island like Mauritius or Sri Lanka.

Why chose us Hayes & Jarvis for…Safari Holidays?

• We’re responsible and we create safaris based around ethical and sustainable travel • We offer unique safari experiences that range from private lodges to hot air balloon rides • We use accommodation and transport to ensure your safety and comfort comes first • We have the expertise to suggest the best beaches to relax on after your safari holiday.